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The Nitty-Gritty of Grammar

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The NittyGritty of Grammar game quiz
"This summer, I've learned quite a bit about English grammar through an SAT prep class. Let's see if you know as much as I do. Good luck!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which of these singular/plural pairs is incorrect?
    risotto/risotti
    halo/hali
    raviolo/ravioli
    graffito/graffiti


2. "______ Evan has worked hard at the office for almost 30 years with an extremely low wage, it's only fair that he now deserves some sort of raise." Which adverb or conjunction best fits in the blank?
    Inasmuch as
    Sadly
    Whilst
    Although


3. "To be a well-educated successful doctor nowadays is more valuable than one may realize." What needs to be changed to make the preceding sentence (if it isn't already) grammatically correct?
    Add a comma after "well-educated".
    Change "to be" to "being".
    Change "well-educated" to "well educated".
    Nothing needs to be changed; the sentence is grammatically correct.


4. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
    "If Marc was rich, he would probably blow all of his money at the craps tables that are in Las Vegas."
    "If Marc were rich, he would probably blow all of his money at the craps tables, which are in Las Vegas."
    "If Marc was rich, he would probably blow all of his money at the craps tables, which are in Las Vegas."
    "If Marc were rich, he would probably blow all of his money at the craps tables that are in Las Vegas."


5. "A number of my friends ______ planning on joining the military, and each of them ______ excited to begin training." Ah, the world of subject-verb agreement. What forms of "to be" correctly fill in the blanks?
    is/are
    is/is
    are/is
    are/are


6. "______ wants to go the most will be the person ______ I will take with me to the concert." Finally, a "who versus whom" question! Which words should go into the two blanks above?
    Whoever/who
    Whomever/who
    Whomever/whom
    Whoever/whom


7. "The ______ of rebels weren't ______ about their exasperation; they openly set the town hall on fire in broad daylight." Don't be fooled by homophones! Which words should be used?
    hoard/discrete
    horde/discrete
    horde/discreet
    hoard/discreet


8. Of the following choices, which sentence is most correctly phrased?
    Lily will be seeing the new "Harry Potter" movie tonight; although, she found the two-hour wait to get in boring.
    Lily waited in line for two hours to see the new "Harry Potter" film, which she found boring.
    Lily waited in line for two hours to see the new "Harry Potter" movie, a wait which bored her.
    Waiting for two hours, which made Lily bored, to see the new "Harry Potter" film.


9. A woman named Sarah picks up her phone to find that it's an old friend of hers asking "if she could speak to Sarah". What is the grammatically correct response that Sarah should give her old friend?
    This is she.
    That is me.
    This is her.
    This is I.


10. "I suggest that Jeremy ______ the doctor as soon as possible." What word or phrase correctly fits in the blank?
    sees
    see
    have seen
    would see


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Compiled Jan 01 13